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By Mervyn McLean

Within the engrossing e-book To Tatua Waka, a number one ethnomusicologist, Mervyn McLean, tells the tale of his fieldwork recording waiata and different conventional Maori songs over a span of greater than two decades (1958-79). those recordings were of serious value in revitalising Maori track in lots of tribal components and feature preserved the songs and the voices of many nice kaumatua. McLean travelled all through New Zealand, frequently in primitive stipulations, exhibiting awesome commitment and painstaking care in his very important job and assembly and dealing with many of the Maori leaders of the interval. To Tatau Waka contains over eighty images, maps, a thesaurus of music kinds, an index of names, and (in the hard-copy publication) an audio CD containing 37 waiata from his assortment, played through kaumatua whose pictures seem within the booklet. delicate writing and a spotlight to the demanding situations of anthropological fieldwork supplies this paintings vast allure. it will likely be of specific curiosity to Maori, to anthropologists and to all people with an curiosity in Maori and indigenous cultures or global song.

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